Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my back yard and having a vodka martini along with a quiet conversation with Jesus. This happened to me again after a particularly difficult day. I said “Jesus, why do I work so hard?” And I heard the reply: “Men find many ways to prove the love they have for their family.
You work hard to have a peaceful, beautiful place for your friends and family to gather.” I said: “I thought that money was the root of all evil.” And the reply was: “No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money is a tool; it can be used for good or bad”. I was starting to feel better, but I still had that one burning question, so I asked it. “Jesus,” I said, “what is the meaning of life? Why am I here?” He replied: “That is a question many men ask. The answer is in your heart and is different for everyone. I would love to chat with you some more, Señor, but for now, I have to finish your lawn.”